Main Boiler House

Main Boiler House

A bank of 10 Lancashire boilers were erected in 1937 to supply steam for the winding engines, pithead baths, canteen, compressors and to heat the offices. When the liquidators moved in 1992/93 the boilers were sold off for scrap - The roof removed, but before the boilers were scrapped they were saved, However roof not replaced which had had a big effect of the derelict state they are now in........
Audit April 1969:
STEAM RAISING PLANT
Type of Boilers : Lancashire
Number of Boilers : Ten
Function : Winding, Power, Generation and Space Heating
Method of Firing: 2 Methane Gas, 8 Chain Grate Stokers
Pressure : 200 P.S.I.
Capacity lbs/Steam/Hour : 100,000
Date of Installation : 1937